Vortrag: James Clifford – In the Contact Zones: Post/Neo Colonial Possibilities

Date(s) - 06/06/2024
18:00 - 20:00

Tieranatomisches Theater des Helmholtz-Zentrum
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Vortrag/ Lecture
James Clifford – In the Contact Zones: Post/Neo Colonial Possibilities

Which pasts are valued and why? How has this changed historically, and in what ways is it changing today? What gets to count as heritage, and in what broader global and local transformations is this entangled? How can heritage be proactively changed to help address pressing social, political, and environmental problems, including those of decolonisation, cultural conflict, and the climate crisis? And how do the arts, humanities, and social sciences need to be done differently to comprehend and enable the potential of such transformations? This lecture series introduces and showcases exciting trans- and multi-disciplinary humanities approaches to such questions. It does so with a particular focus on the following three strands of ongoing transformation: the decentring of the West (Europe/Global North); the decentring of the human; and the transformation of value. These three strands structure the research programme of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s new Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study inherit. heritage in transformation. Lecture series contributors will be drawn from inherit’s core team and international fellows, which include artists of various media as well as researchers from a wide range of humanities and social sciences, such as anthropology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

This lecture is organised as part of the workshop Museums-Contacts-Knowledges, conceived by Sharon Macdonald, Joachim Baur, and Philipp Schorch (inherit. heritage in transformation, TU Dortmund, LMU München).

The admission to the event is free.


Organisation: Käte Hamburger Kolleg | Centre for Advanced Study inherit. heritage in transformation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Weiterführende Information: https://inherit.hu-berlin.de